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Pultec MEQ-500 500 Series Equalizer - Jack Douglas Edition

500 series version of the MEQ-5 made with producer/engineer Jack Douglas - includes API 2520 op-amp for makeup gain stage
MFR# MEQ-500 (500 Series Module)

Product Description

The Pultec MEQ-500 500 Series Equalizer - Jack Douglas Edition is a 3-band midrange equalizer. Before bringing their MEQ-5 EQ into the 500 series, Pulse Techniques consulted with famed produced Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick...), as he had cited the MEQ-5 as an essential component to his sound for many years. Per his suggestions, Pultec added frequency centers to overlap with the low-mid section as well as the high-mid. This allows you to fine-tune the mids in your mix resulting in thick, life-like guitar and stunning vocals.

In addition to these enhancements, the MEQ-500 Jack Douglas omits the tube topography for its makeup gain stage, instead employing the legendary API 2520 op-amp. The resulting sound is less colored than the vacuum tube version allowing for a clear and vibrant mix.


  • 3-band midrange equalizer
  • Produced with creative input from Jack Douglas
  • API 2520 op-amp used for makeup gain stage distinguishing ti from tube version
  • Low noise floor resulting in clear, vibrant sound
  • Perfect for guitars, vocals, winds and other mid-heavy instruments
  • Additional frequency center overlap with low-mid and high-mid sections

Product Specifications

Condition New
Chassis Module
Module Type 500 Series
Module Slot Count 1 Slot
EQ Type Pultec-Style

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Everything I run through the MEQ just sounds better.

By Shawn S on August 30, 2022

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